WINCHESTER 1897 12ga C Ser# 63XXX

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  1. starbucker

    starbucker
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    Sold to Emblem - great buyer!

    This is a Fair condition and in working order Winchester 1897 12ga "c" with a serial number in the 63XXX series (which I believe means very early manufacture date). Looking for around $400 (unless I'm way off the mark one way or the other :bluelaugh:). FTF in Oregon. Thanks.
     
  2. 56kninja

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    I don't think it's an early model, as that one appears from the picture to lack a hammer.
     
  3. just1more

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    I'm no expert on these, but I have an early one from 1905, his looks just like mine. The hammer sets in deep. At that angle it wouldnt likely be seen.
    I'd guess if this is right, its a 1898 production gun.
    http://marauder.homestead.com/model97sn.html
     
  4. Gunner3456

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    Yeah, the hammer would be really hard or impossible to see from that angle. Easy mistake to make. My Dad has one but it's not that nice.
     
  5. BillM

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    Appears to be a solid frame '97, made in 1898. I would say that
    qualifies as "early":)

    Surprised that some cowboy action shooter hasn't snapped it up yet!
     
  6. starbucker

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    Yes, from the serial number I believe it was made in the first two years of production. It does have the hammer, just bad picture angle as others have mentioned. Thanks everyone for your comments / interest. Please pass along to anyone who may be interested, especially those cowboy shooters!
     
  7. mudflatmike

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    If you'd sell the shotgun for $350, I'll take it. 425-335-5176 Mike
     
  8. techieguy

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    According to this link your Winchester was mad in the second year Manufacture Dates
     
  9. Trlsmn

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    If and I do say "if" this firearm was mfg before 1899 it might be exempt from the Federal codes:

    I am in no way stating this guns age or the legality, only that if after doing your research this qualifies it could be sold across state lines with no laws being broken.
     
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